The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of IBM products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IBM over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the International Business Machines Corporation.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IBM
Rank 25 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +7
Contract jobs citing IBM 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 7.18% 2.06% 2.39%
As % of the Vendors category 18.18% 5.32% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £400 £388 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -26.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £378 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £398 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £401 £400
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +0.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +53.84%
IBM
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Vendors Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
77 94 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 39.49% 38.68% 49.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 56 40
Median daily rate £400 £413 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +21.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £357 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 23
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -58.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £20.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.20 £21.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

IBM
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing IBM as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

IBM Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

IBM
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Daily Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IBM across the Chester region.

IBM Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

IBM
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IBM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Chester region with a requirement for IBM.

1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 13 (65.00%) WebSphere
3 12 (60.00%) Java
4 11 (55.00%) Oracle
4 11 (55.00%) XML
4 11 (55.00%) Spring
5 10 (50.00%) XSLT
5 10 (50.00%) JDBC
6 9 (45.00%) SQL
6 9 (45.00%) JIRA
6 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
7 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (35.00%) Web Services
8 7 (35.00%) TDD
8 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
8 7 (35.00%) Selenium
8 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
8 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
8 7 (35.00%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Degree
9 6 (30.00%) Java EE
9 6 (30.00%) Banking
9 6 (30.00%) Subversion
9 6 (30.00%) JSP
9 6 (30.00%) J2EE
10 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
10 5 (25.00%) Servlets

IBM
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (65.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (25.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Process Server
6 1 (5.00%) CICS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) HTTP
2 4 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) DMZ
4 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Jenkins
1 9 (45.00%) JIRA
2 7 (35.00%) Selenium
3 6 (30.00%) Subversion
4 4 (20.00%) Checkstyle
4 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (20.00%) FindBugs
4 4 (20.00%) Maven
4 4 (20.00%) Mockito
4 4 (20.00%) SonarQube
5 3 (15.00%) JUnit
6 2 (10.00%) ClearCase
6 2 (10.00%) ClearQuest
7 1 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 1 (5.00%) NetBeans
General
1 16 (80.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 9 (45.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Administrator
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Java Developer
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Active Directory Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) EDI Developer
5 2 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Java Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Server Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (55.00%) Spring
1 11 (55.00%) XML
2 10 (50.00%) JDBC
2 10 (50.00%) XSLT
3 7 (35.00%) Web Services
4 6 (30.00%) J2EE
4 6 (30.00%) Java EE
4 6 (30.00%) JSP
5 5 (25.00%) Apache Camel
5 5 (25.00%) CSS
5 5 (25.00%) jQuery
5 5 (25.00%) Servlets
5 5 (25.00%) Spring MVC
5 5 (25.00%) Spring Security
6 4 (20.00%) SOAP
6 4 (20.00%) WSDL
7 3 (15.00%) JAXB
7 3 (15.00%) JAX-WS
7 3 (15.00%) POJO
7 3 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) N-Tier
1 4 (20.00%) Online Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) AIX
2 2 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (35.00%) Integration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (35.00%) System Integration Testing
2 7 (35.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) MVC
3 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (20.00%) AOP
4 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (20.00%) OOP
4 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (20.00%) Web Application Development
5 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Kanban
5 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 3 (15.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) Java
2 9 (45.00%) SQL
3 5 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.00%) ActionScript
4 2 (10.00%) ActionScript 2.0
4 2 (10.00%) Jython
4 2 (10.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) Perforce
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) HP
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Kofax
4 1 (5.00%) NetApp